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  • #832

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Welcome to the Adventure Riding NZ Forums.

    These forums went live on the 12th of September 2013, so while there’s not much content now over time as people contribute they will become a source of knowledge and sharing of all things Adventure Riding in New Zealand.

    Please read the rules, tell us a bit about yourself, your bike or ask any questions you have.

    Eddie

    #1044

    Dean Saunders
    Participant
    • Location:
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Hi
    my names Dino and i ride a Honda.

    Thanks Eddie
    You have done a fantastic job getting this up and running, well done mate, bloody fantastic.
    Gonna be fun watching (and hopefully contributing) this site grow into the ADVriding hub of NZ.
    When i get the hang of this place i’ll be a more frequent visitor.

    #1061

    zaTTaz
    Participant
    • Location: Picton
    • Bike: CBR250RR, DR350, WR450
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Hey guys, found this through Kiwibikers forum. Looking at buying my first bike after coming from 4wding (well not a hell of a lot over the past two years.)
    Originally I wanted a classic, bobber (English style bobber not tarded American) or just standard sort of style cruiser but I can’t find anything I like that fits my budget and needs.

    So then I started looking at Sportsbikes. Have got my eye on a few at the moment that I quite like and a friend just got an older CBR250 which seems the tits, but part of the draw of 4x4ing is the fact I like to explore, often spontaneously and I can’t see a sports bike enjoying lots of gravel (or me on it).

    I swore I would never have a dirt bike as I can be a bit of a nut and I’m getting to old to hurt myself and heal as quick as I used to, but, I just can’t imagine been happy plodding along and having to U-turn everytime I hit gravel and wonder what is further up the road, so budget and the right bike suiting I’m heading towards the ‘adventure’/duel purpose route.

    Anyway, that’s my life at the moment haha. Other than that I live in Picton (lots of good tracks in this area, another plus for a duel purpose) and work for a family business based around Paua or ‘Blue’ Pearls. So if you’re in the dog box for leaving the missus at home while you hit the trails too often give me a yell and I’ll sort you out with a deal on some shiney things for her haha

    Good luck with the site, looking good so far. Hopefully I’ll be able to contribute in the future depending what I end up riding.

    Cheers!

    Taz

    #1211

    chekamus
    Participant
    • Location:
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hi all
    Im living in Southland, not been here long, had lots of different bikes in the past, but currently bike less, hope to be getting one in the next couple of weeks, prob a dr650 or a drz 400, or maybe at xt 660r , cant decide at the moment, cant wait to get out and start exploring the area by bike,
    if anyone else is in the area and fancies a ride get in touch
    cheers

    #2808

    Anonymous
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    hey guys!

    my name’s Mike, im about to move to auckland from Mexico, I own a g650gs sertao, and I wanted a little bit of advise on importing my bike, can anyone help?

    #2812

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Hi Mikel

    Welcome to New Zealand!

    Check out this page http://www.adventureridingnz.co.nz/getting-started/useful-links/ there are a couple of links on there about importing.

    You may have to pay an import duty or taxes, depending on how long you have owned the vehicle, and you will have to take the motorcycle for a ‘Warrant of Fitness’ which is a roadworthy check. As it will be the vehicles first check in New Zealand they will be extra vigilant for any mechanical issues with the bike and adherence to local mechanical requirements.
    All light lenses must have visible CE Standards markings on them and the headlight reflector must dip to the left. That is usually the biggest issue as it you are from a ‘drive on the right’ country and your headlight dips right then a new headlight is required which can be expensive.
    If the brake lines are braided steel they have to have crimped ends and visible standards markings.

    Make sure you have all your ownership and export documentation and it usually goes smoothly.

    #3173

    Hobbyhorse
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: 1978 BMW R80/7 set up as adv bike
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Another newbie to the forum.

    I am older biker who has a hankering to spend some time on gravel roads and my current ride, a 1988 BMW R80RT, is not the bike for it thus I am on the lookout for a second bike. I would like to get an earlier R80GS or ST as I am familiar with them and can keep them going.

    My plan at the moment is to tow the bike from Auckland, behind the motorhome, to the south island and do the Molesworth and as many more roads as I can fit in the time available next summer.

    Looking forward to meeting up with like minded folks from the site.

    #3651

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Welcome Hobbyhorse

    I’ve just acquired a R80TIC which I am going to put a sidecar on and do some gravel on it.

    #4201

    mishmop
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hello Edward,

    I have a dr650 and have been riding for 6 years now and want to go riding with some like minded riders as my boys no longer ride. I have traveled around the world on my bike but have done little in nz where can I find some boys to go off on missions with?

    Thanks

    Misha

    #4203

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Hi Misha

    Where in New Zealand are you?

    #4206

    mishmop
    Participant
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Hello Edward,

    I’m based in AUCKLAND.

    Regards

    #4207

    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland/Ponsonby
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Hi
    I am Daniel. Living now one year in Auckland, actually from germany. Bought a BMW GS Dakar 2 mounth ago. I like it to ride out on gravel road or harder terrain. Looking for guys or groups who can show me some interesting tracks.
    Keymaster, respect for this homepage. Its interesting and full of information. Keep going!!!
    Cheers

    Daniel

    #4216

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    So there at least one other Auckland rider looking for someone to ride with. There’s plenty more on here.

    If you go out for a ride do a little ride report and post up some pics, as other Aucklanders see them they should pipe up to join you.

    #4390

    glitch_oz
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    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Hi everyone
    Just saying g’day from Melbourne.

    Eddie, stellar job on the forum… good stuff and congrats!!
    Goodie and I will fly in on the 25th Oct for a fortnight of exploring the Northland on a couple of Posties which are kindly provided by a friend in Hamilton.
    Might even catch up??

    #4391

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Hey Glitch, nice of you to drop into my patch.

    Yeah i’d be keen to catch up. Let me know when you are going to have a few spare minutes in your busy schedule and we can work something out.

    Who’s supplying the bikes?

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